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BRITISH, B. 1963


Tracey Emin’s poetic, confessional practice spans film, painting, neon, embroidery, drawing, installation, and sculpture. A member of the infamous generational cohort known as the Young British Artists (YBAs), Emin has developed a unique conceptual mode of artmaking that embraces both tenderness and audacity. In era-defining works such as My Bed (1999) and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (1995), Emin mined her most intimate experiences for artistic inspiration. She received her MA from the Royal College of Art in 1989 and has exhibited at galleries and institutions around the world, including the Mori Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Stedelijk Museum. Her work belongs in the collections of the Tate and the Museum of Modern Art, and she has represented the United Kingdom at the Venice Biennale. Emin’s work has sold for millions on the secondary market, though typical auction results range from four to six figures.

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